Have you ever considered a pet skunk? It's not as strange as it sounds--there are more than a million pet skunks in the United States. That is only an estimate, because many skunks are kept illegally and are not counted.
When I learned that Sean McCann was going to be at the 2003 American Rose Society conference, I felt compelled to go. I had enjoyed his columns in the "American Rose Magazine" for years. A drive of more than 10 hours was a small price to pay to meet this gentleman.
My husband first saw the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge when he played flight simulator. He had wanted to go there for a long time, so one weekend we made the drive. The refuge is in Oklahoma, and it is just a couple of hours drive by car from where I live.